A great way to start your day with a whopping 21g of protein! Amy’s breakfast scramble wrap contains tofu, vegetables and cheese. Mmmm YUMMY! This wrap has Roz’s seal of approval for a ridiculously quick & easy start to the day.
Another fave and staple in our freezer is Food For Life’s Ezekiel bread. Roz’s go-to is the flax sprouted bread. The carbs and fat are delightfully low, leaving you plenty of macro room to spread a generous serving of peanut butter & jelly between two slices.
Greek yogurt is a thick and creamy source of protein. It’s one of the few proteins (other than powders) that I truly enjoy because it’s like eating dessert! It’s delicious on it’s own so a great filler if you need something that’s predominantly protein. It’s super easy to make into a meal or snack though. I usually load mine up with blueberries, apple & peanut butter! The Fage Crossovers are an awesome ready-made dessert option.
I KNOW what you’re thinking. Muffins are a good source of protein?! Well they are I you’re making them with KNOW Better bread muffin mix! I’m so glad I stumbled across this super health conscious brand. All their products are natural, non-GMO & grain & gluten free which is great for any of you out there trying to reduce inflammation in your bodies or if you’re Celiac. Their products do contain egg whites so make sure you check the labels if that’s something you don’t eat as a Vegetarian.
6. Nugo food bars
NuGo have got Celiacs and Vegans covered with their certified gluten free and vegan nutrition bars. Of course I went straight for their slim Crunchy Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate high protein bar when I decided to give them a go – is there any better combo in this life than PB & chocolate?! It’s not quite a Reese’s peanut butter cup but for a vegan protein bar they’ve got their flavor on point! Made with rice & soy protein these bars are also free from sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners.
Protein from almonds. GENIUS! If you struggle with that overwhelming sense of fullness from eating protein, just 2 cups of this will give you 10g! Add this to your protein powder for a thick & satisfying post-workout shake or blend with some fruit and you’ve got yourself a quick & easy protein-packed breakfast.
Who said cereal was bad for you? Just about EVERYONE! But we know better. There is no good and bad food. There are better quality foods though and if you’re looking for a cereal that provides you with a decent serving of protein and a fairly balanced meal, then look no further than Kashi! Of course if it’s 9pm at night and you need your carbs then make sure you have some CTC on hand 😉
I remember when I first heard of Tempeh it was at Bread & Chocolate, a vegan cafe where they were serving up strips of tempeh bacon. I wasn’t convinced about forgoing the real deal bacon, so went for an island bowl that came with crouton style cubes of tempeh marinated in Jamaican spices. WOW! I was blown away by how legitimately tasty and filling it was. Now I don’t have that cafe on my doorstep, I try to recreate my own take on this veggie bowl. In my cooking experimentation I’ve found that Lightlife Three Grains tempeh has the best texture and is a lot less likely to fall apart like other brands do. You can find Lightlife in the produce or dairy aisles at Publix, Target and Whole Foods.
There’s all sorts of Tofu out there. My personal preference is the Extra Firm variety – I don’t like it when it breaks up and gets all crumbly. I’ve found that Westsoy is the best brand on the market when it comes to taste and texture. I particularly like their Organic Extra Firm Tofu which you can buy at Whole Foods, Publix and Walmart! I recently tried their Chicken Style Seitan and it actually tasted just like chicken! Who’d have thought?
I don’t know about you but I could eat waffles for breakfast, lunch or dinner! – brinner is the best! Why not throw some Westsoy Chicken Style Seitan on top and recreate your own vegetarian version of Chicken & Waffles!?
1 patty may set you back 16g of fat but the carbohydrates are surprisingly low in this vegetarian patty! Made from pea protein isolate, this plant based patty is packed full of natural spices and seasoning giving it a deliciously authentic meat quality to its flavor. This burger has earned some high praise from meatless macros fans since hitting the shelves!
Whether you’re Vegetarian or simply interested in trying out a plant-based diet, check out our Meatless Macros Meal Plan for an easy to follow menu full of variety. Aside from giving you a variety of ideas to enrich your diet and keep you satisfied, we make sure you’re hitting your daily macronutrient needs so you have one less thing to worry about! As a Vegetarian, you’ll find getting your protein in couldn’t be any easier. Enjoy!